Man tackled after allegedly fleeing store with tray of rings

A MAN who allegedly snatched a tray of engagement rings from a Gympie jewellery store this afternoon has been charged after the store owner and a courier driver tackled him as he fled.

A man entered the Mary Street business around 12.20pm where he asked to see a number of rings.

Police will allege he grabbed a tray of rings and fled down Mary Street. He travelled about 50 metres before a courier driver- stopped at a pedestrian crossing- realised what was happening and jumped out and grabbed the man.

The store owner- a 66-year-old man- chasing after the alleged thief, was bitten on the arm when he tried to help restrain the man.

Gympie detectives charged a 43-year-old Birkdale man with robbery with violence. He has been remanded in police custody and is due to appear in the Gympie Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

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